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then in his adopted home of daly city joined the daly city city council, served there for 10 years serving as mayor for two years. he then stepped up to the san matillo county board of supervisors and served on that board for 12 years. in his collective 10 year at both daly city city council and county board of supervisors he served on a variety of regional agencies, mtc, caltrain, bay area management district you name it, he probably served on it. what i got to know him well on was transportation issues. when i had the pleasure of serving at the caltran board where supervisor cohen is now, you
bierman park is located in the embarcadaro. it covers about two city blocks bounded by the embarcadaro washington street, clay street and davis street, and it's bisected by drumm street. in 2004 rec-park led a [speaker not understood] for sue bierman park. at that time the community did express interest in including a playground, but there was a ordinance that prohibited structures including play grounds. so, this group, the friends of waterfront playground, they worked with supervisor david chiu's office and supervisor chiu in october of 2011 introduced legislation amending the ordinance to authorize the construction of a playground on portions of the park. this legislation was passed by the board of supervisors in november 2011. so, at that point the friends group engaged rome adi sign, which was the landscape architect that had helped design the master fit plan for the park * and they led a community process to design a new playground for sue bierman park. the proposed playground is approximately 5,500 square feet. it is carefully nestled into the park land. it is designed for chil
to impact the city's electric system. generally what kinds of things would the puc be spending on -- what would that be? >> excuse me, yeah. the funds would be for projects to sure up the transmission lines, particularly also to install relay protection devices and switches that would in effect if there is a blip in the electricity coming into our system, it can be cut out so that it doesn't ripple through the system and cause widespread damage to our facilities or to the grid. the way the cal aye sew has approached this, they deal with these in clusters. * iso north star is in one cluster, cluster number 1 for lack of a better title of about potentially 20 to 30 projects that all are in the same or general geographic area that might affect our facilities as they go through the process, we're looking at a set of projects that would protect us from all those projects. as i said, some of those projects may fall by the wayside. so, in the final analysis, there may be, say, 15 projects that end upcoming in. the level of protection, the kinds of things we should be doing would be similar to w
h so we could ask the city to spend a morgs of our tax dollars to enrich our public schools. i know as a policy set asides are a controversial issue and agree they tie hands of legislators and city officials in how to prioritize budgetary dollars but we heard affirmative support from voters saying they of those dollars will go into our public schools, starting at 10 million and going up to 60 million. as a school board member i try to visit all of our schools and i visit schools almost once a week during the school year. and i can't tell you what an incredible impact proposition h has made in our schools. you actually see libraries in elementary schools, that hadn't been open in years, they didn't have librarians to put books in their proper order. you started seeing art classes being brought back to middle schools and sports and pe brought back to high schools that had formerly been cut. we were able to fund more counselors and many other things. i think this fund is incredibly important. but as you know over the last five years the city has also experienceexperienced deficits. bec
service to the small business community to the whole city. and the roster is growing of many different businesses from cynthia huey's feed store, a great vintage clothing store, to park life gallery, to green apple bookstore, one of the last remaining independent bookstores in our whole city, and where you'll find me browsing in the used book section upstairs often, or my daughter in the children's section as well. i know -- isn't here but tremendous leadership from foggy notion with anderson on 6th avenue to kisha studios and many others. i wanted to say in the past few months my office has been working closely with cynthia and jamie alexander from park life as well to reinvigorate the merchants association with long time leaders like jesse fink, but to bring more visitors to clement street as one of the city's destination spots. one of the great examples of events that's coming up with clement time in about 48 hours we're going to be celebrating from 5:00 to 9:00 clement time which brings many new people to the richmond district on clement street but also highlights the great busines
conditions, including recommendations on the future use and city department user needs, technical requirements, timeline of funding. so, would you agree to come back and present to the board on your findings on this work? >> yes. >> okay, great. and the same with the -- would you accept this recommendation by the budget analyst? >> the department of emergency management? * >> yes, supervisors, department of emergency management agrees with those recommendations. we'll be very happy to come back and provide an update. >> thank you so much. you know, i know that this has come back to the budget committee several times at this point. i think it's great that we're updating our radio system that is out of date and, you know, probably is not as efficient as it could be. also doesn't currently comply with fcc standards. i'm glad we're able to do this finally. but i still continue to have a lot of questions. we have three different potential radio systems right now. one is, of course, proposed regional bay web motorola system which is no longer and is now being reviewed by, you know, by f
was acquired for this hatched portion of the public right of way and transferred to the city as public right of way. therefore, we have found out that the building was now constructed approximately 3 feet over the prompt -- property line on the ground floor and 6 feet over the property line via the bay window. at that point we informed the applicant you have one of two choices, either go through a major encroachment process which we're doing now or alternatively go through a street vacation process so they can maintain the building fully inside their property line. we found out from planning that the vacation of public right of way is typically in contradiction to the general plan and therefore they requested us to go through this major encroachment process. the department in its evaluation does not believe this would necessarily be an appropriate permit for either the city or the applicant specifically. this permit will only grant a license to the property owner to maintain this and it would definitely place a cloud on the title, which may impact future sales and/or refinancing of that p
it needs to be. people still have incredible trouble getting a cab, whether they are visiting the city, whether they are living in the city, and if we want people to be able to live here without owning their own vehicles we need to give good cab service. i know that the mta has been moving forward with some very positive measures to improve service and i want to commend the mta for doing that and today we'll be having our quarterly update and miss hiashi is here from the mta so i'd like to invite her up to provide a update. >> chris hiashi, deputy director of taxis and accessible service. 2013 is going to be an exciting year for taxi service in san francisco. around the end of the year in a few weeks a report from our best practices consultant who is looking at best practices in taxi regulations throughout the country and internationally. we're very much looking forward to the results of this study because, among other things, it represents a very comprehensive data collection effort from customers and stake holders that has not taken place in san francisco in many years and this wil
that $15 million were found. so we're feeling that it's about time that thisinnÑiÑ world-class city share the wealth with kpoo. their people came out, they volunteer mar, you know that, they don't get paid for that. in fact one of theg"(d come out, donald lacy he lost his daughter to homicide. this is victim homicide victim survivors month. and he voluntarily did that. and during the time that they were tryingnÑá$ to tar and feather elected sheriff mirkarimi marvin dimlyq a+rÑ passed. and there was no adjourning[j in his memory. i thought -- i think that would be a nice gesture. he was over the congressional black caucus. >> supervisor chiu: thank you very muchfwwf t÷. owen. >> good afternoon. john didonna from san francisco. this is just a general-ap,e philosophicalh at the root of the controversy is a question of what human beings are how are we t|( q7 act,:/( and function in a way that is true to our spirit nature, and intellect. i use the word intellect in its ancient text, to bev:( # one thing from another is
francisco city attorney looked into this, the city's aligning with a religion, should they distance themselves on that grounds? >> thank you. are there other members of the public who wish to speak on this item, item number 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. do we have a motion? >> so moved. >> we have a motion to send this item forward with recommendation and we can do that without objection. thank you. item 6. >> item number 6, resolution establishing the appropriations limit for fy 2012-2013 pursuant to california constitution article xiii b. >> thank you very much for this item from the controller's office. we have [speaker not understood]. >> thank you, members of the committee. neil levinson, [speaker not understood] from the controller's office. i'll be very brief and happy to answer questions. this resolution before you is required by the california constitution and government code. each year the city needs to confirm its appropriations limit under the gan provisions. in this calculation we have done, it reflects through calculations allowed by the state code that we
families are being pushed out. as a city that sets precedent for tenants rights policy nationally, especially with the passing of antiharassment policy prop m in 2008, we need to continue to do the right thing in ensuring that another wave of gentrification and consequently harassment does not further displace our tenants. i respectfully urge your aye vote. >> jean anne new. our organization didn't know anything about this hearing until we saw it on calendar so we were a little bit surprised why this was coming up because it hadn't been on the rent board agenda, there had been no discussion, no calls from the rent board, no indications to us that there were any problems. we, too, agree with some of these speakers that no one deserves to be harassed out of their rental housing in this very tight housing market. but what alarmed me about today's hearing is there was a lot of discussion about people not doing their jobs, people at the rent board perhaps not doing their jobs or some of the community service agencies that the city of san francisco funds perhaps not doing their job.
process that has occurred between the city and san francisco museum of modern art to expand the current museum and to rebuild fire station 1. it is resolution approving and authorizing the director of real estate to execute an agreement of transfer of air space parcel at 151 third street to now the successor agency of redevelopment to the museum of modern art. this resolution would authorize the department to execute this agreement and here to talk about it in more detail is john updike from the department of real estate. >> thank you, supervisor kim, members. committee, john updike, director of real estate. and i thought this item was complicated, but maybe it's not in comparison. today we seek your positive recommendation for two transactions related to the expansion of the san francisco museum of modern art. the sf moma project calls for an expansion of the existing facility including a new approximately 200 foot tall building that extends into 3 different areas on to the city's fire station no. 1 at 676 howard, on to hunt street and on to air space owned by the redevelopment agency
the words that i say is from the city because the city has allowed these people to build for business and let them take the tenants' houses. rich people, corporation, can do business by own houses and you supervisor have been elected to represent us. please support this legislation to be sure we keep our houses because we really in danger to lose all houses. thank you very much. >> seeing no other public comment, public comment is closed. supervisor olage >> yeah, i just wanted to thank everyone for coming out. i wanted to mention that, as i commented earlier, the language before you is significantly different from the original language i introduced over the summer, which provided for damages and additions to the list of harassment. it was significantly watered-down in part because there was major push back from i think the apartment association and others and through the mayor's office and so we worked with the mayor's office, the city attorney and the rent board to get this to a place where it was more, in a place where we could provide some protection against harassment to tena
-hour limit and there's a capability to be prepaid city-wide on all the meters. the new as well as the older models. and you can prepay as early as 4:30 in the morning of that particular day. so, for example, if you want to attend service at noon and you arrive at 11:00, you could park and then feed the meter and have it go into effect starting at noon. so, the new meters will have capability to accept credit cards, parking cards, cash, as well as pay by phone. and the older meters will be able to do three of the four. it won't be able to accept credit cards yet. so, the good news is we are in the process of issuing a new request for proposal for new meters to be used city-wide for the rest of the 75% of the meters. and we expect to receive the bids from the vendors in i think the third week of january. and we expect to start changing them out by the beginning of summer of next year. so, within a year or so, all the meters will have the full capability to accept credit cards as well. another side benefit from this particular exercise is while we're upgrading the meter operation, we will also
city where we want people out of their cars. not only do we need to shore up what we have we need to expand service significantly. now, funding is not muni's only challenge. we need continued work reform, salary efficiencies, implementation of the transit effectiveness project, and mta is moving in a good direction in those areas. but muni's chronic severe underfunding is a key part of muni's challenges. we're at a crossroads in san francisco in terms of investing in our system, and to be frank, we're not meeting that challenge. and what i seen is that when it comes to any funding place, muni loses. it is not high on city hall's priority list for funding. and hundreds of thousands of people who rely on muni every day lose as a result. we see this in various ways, for example the free muni for youth debate is one example. the school district reduced its own transportation program and the city decided to make up for that cut by providing free transit. and where did that money come from? it came directly out of muni, not from another source, not from the general fund, it maim from mu
's hard to imagine why an 800,000 ask is that much from the city, to go towards the program that's really going to help our juniors and sophomores graduate on time. of course the budget is always a choice. we're always making choices. and when we choose to fund this, we may not be able to fund another thing. i get that. and we're making a decision now when there might be other asks in the future. for me the answer is simple. i will always choose schools. they are one of my top priorities. even when you look at our prison system for example, just in san francisco county jail alone 75% of inmates didn't graduate from high school. like what can we do to prevent that number from increasing. it's to graduate our kids from high school. this 800,000 is not a lot. it's modest for what we're trying to do. it will help enrichment programs to keep our kids in school. and the other thing i'll say is in regards to our school district, over the last few years, for the first time in over a decade, the school district has actually been reversing the widening achievement gap. and i forget what year it sta
meetings. what are we going to do in the future when we can't get around the city with public transit and that train system is just a big boondoggle? i also fear what the 1906 earthquake could not do to destroy chinatown, this project will. and my favorite place to go is north beach. and i'm just horrified to think that i will not be able to access some of those wonderful restaurants and bakeries that are there because of the disruption of this construction. thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> john bollinger, followed by francis gorman. those are the last people from whom i have speaker cards. >> okay. >> good afternoon, mr. bollinger. >>> good afternoon, mr. chairman. my name is john bollinger, i'm the president of the telegraph hill dwellers. i'm here today to make two points. number one, in conjunction with the north beach neighbors, i just passed around a letter that our two organizations have been very involved in this [speaker not understood] to director rifkin, and really want to make the point, i'll read briefly from the letter, we are actually very excited that t
to come from somewhere. my city is not a trash dumb. i don't want to leave anything in the ground. that's a practice that should have stopped with washing the ships into the store line and the gold rush era and filling in the bay to extend the shoreline. we want people to pick up our trash, to separate our recyclables, to reuse, repurpose what we can * to practice sustainability. to set leadership by example. do whatever you have to do, but let's not leave these pieces somewhere in the ground where they're going to be someone else's problem, but someone else's problem at our expense. thank you. >> our next speaker, please. >> julie christian son, joan wood, fannie renwau. >> good afternoon. >>> good afternoon. i support the general connection of t-line to north beach if it is well designed and well planned. because of that i don't support the abandonment of equipment under chinatown. i believe the loss of finances and the loss of momentum could reduce the chances for an eventual north beach station. i do support the extraction at the 1700 block of powell. whether that be the pagoda or
's not an addition. it has been like that from the beginning of the year and done by the city. so we're not coming here to debate that. additioning a hood to the existing coffee shop and limited restaurant. now basically what we are willing to concede here is that yes, the plans as they are drawn, as they are pointed out has some faults. yes, it is not accurate in certain areas, but those areas are so minor like addition of windows. i do not know what they want us to do with that, but we're recommending that we get rid of the 312 notification process which has been taken care of in the last hearing. and then allow my clients to go back and revise the plans, so that he can work with the city departments to make the necessary corrections, enough for them to approve it. that is all we're asking for, thank you very much. >> excuse me, are you asking for a continuance? >> we are asking a decision on the 31 notification appeal, with is what we have here and we're asking for instruction from you to my client to work with the department, to make the necessary corrections. >> good afternoon. i am a perm
done to the area? and the benefit that it is providing for the city? the police department, the fire department are 100% behind it because they have seen the difference that it has made. we don't have piles of debris brought in by homeless people setting up camp that could become a fire hazard and the criminal activity has disappeared for all of these reasons. and the quality of life for tenants in that neighborhood, i think you have seen as you looked at the brief, there are a lot letters from tenants, people in the neighborhood that are in favor of the gate and have demand the big change that has occurred since the gate was pus into put into place. you can multiply that by a factor of ten, people that were willing to write letters versus people with the same sentiment, but didn't want to put their name on a piece of paper or go public or appear here. i would ask that you deny the appellant and keep the gate. >> my name is scott, the patrol special police and regarding about our cars blocking the driveway, the only time we do that is if we get an urgent call from a resident regard
with the city's noise and dust ordinances. and that's continually monitored. pressure washing of the sidewalks so that pedestrians don't have to deal with any intended dirt and debris, just keeping job site cleanliness and safety. those measures were -- we've successfully deployed for the utility work since we've been up there since august of this year and it's been quite successful. but the work that will be occurring in 2013 is more disruptive than what the community actually experienced from the summer till present day. the relocation, utility relocation work removed one lane of traffic on columbus and the retrieval shaft work, the actual excavation of the shaft, would take up two lanes of traffic between nine to 10 months in 2013. >> thank you. >> anyone else on the board? okay, director. >> in terms of exploring, is there any negative impact -- is there any negative impact to the approved project with exploring these options? especially what you have said in terms of the tight timeline and all the contingencies we've built into the resolution. >> we're doing our best to minimize any direc
-frpb/] or city attorney will provide the board with any needed legal advice and the legal process clerk and i'm cynthia goldstein and we're joined by departments scott sanchez here, the zoning administrator and also representing the planning department and planning commission. joseph dusty representing the department of building inspection, and department of would now like to, urban foresty. the board requests that you turn off longer devices so they will not disturb the proceedings. please carry on conversations in the hallway. appellants, permit-holders and department responds have seven presents to preponderant their case. people must include their comments with the 7 or 3-minute periods. members of public not affiliated with the partis have up to three minutes to address the board and no rebuttal. please speak into the microphone. to assist the board in the proper notes you are asked to submit a speaker card when you come up to speak. the board welcome yours comments and suggestions. there are customer satisfaction forms on the podium for your convenience. if you have questions about requ
and alcohol. the city of san francisco enacted planning code section 790-141 which increases the radius from 600' to 1,000'. the public policy behind the law is clear, and that the city of san francisco and, in fact the managing patient members of cambon collective believe that the children have to be protected from collectives. and from inadvertently coming in contact with medical cannabis. the difficulties in measuring the distance are twofold. one is the size of the two locations. :based on the measures [r-eurpt/]s requirements from the city of san francisco, [speaker not understood] the second difficult in measuring the distance between the two is there is junipero sero road and the other street bifurcate the two locations. as a result of having a almost a highway bifurcating the area, the likelihood of a child walking from the school to the collective is zero. there is no crosswalk and protected crossing and you have to walk nearly a mile and cross and come down. so although the public plice is in place to protect children from inadveteranly walking into a collective and i understand
of stories. a lot of stories you told were very compelling about how vital muni is to people in this city, how absolutely vital it is. you made a good case. in my opinion. so, if no one else has anything. >> one more quick. i'm sorry. just very quickly, i do want to also extend my gratitude to everyone in the community. you know, it's been a long hard road, at least two years. and the only reason why you're here today and we're here ready to support this is because you all were united. there is a saying that is frequently said at rallies, and it's something like, [in spanish]. in other words, the people united will never be defeated. i think that it's clear demonstration of unity that has happened that this body and also at ntc and here that over the long two years that you guys have been struggling, that your unity and your persistence got you to where you are. so, thank you for your tenacity. i do want to express some interest in making sure that we move this thing along as fast as possible and get it implemented as quickly as possible. two years has been a long time coming and so if we
is not going to do it. if there is a design defect, it needs to be brought forth and the city needs to then tell them this is not working. there are two issues here that people have been skirting around. one is the question of accessibility and i think from some of the comments it looks like it's also a question that is further beyond just the gate itself. that is one issue. the second issue is whether this gate is opened during the day or not and i believe that our last hearing when we made the conditions is that the gates remained opened as a transition until the permit is final. that is what i remember. >> until keys were provided? >> until keys were provided. right. i find that the keys have been provided. it has gone through review by the appropriate agencies for both life safety egress and in terms of ada accessibility. unit's and it's a question of demonstrating to the city that they have designed and installed it properly so it's not jiggling around and not offset in its operability. i would support upholding the permit. >> i would concur. i mean i'm satisfied this is not
the parking lot at 17th and folsom which holds 220 cards is going away. it's going to become a city park and housing development. * cars so, the need to develop parking solutions is the most acute here which is why we have this area first up. supervisors com poems and cohen joined the meeting. we got a lot of feedback. most of it constructive. and we'll be working over the next few months. we'll have follow-up meetings, late winter, early spring and hopefully have a proposal for you probably some time in the spring we hope will receiptv a consensus from the community -- front community to manage needs in that area. hopefully good progress in that front. >>> in the spirit of free muni, a small gesture of -- well, two things. first, as we do every year on new year's eve, we'll be providing free muni service from 8:00 p.m. till 6:00 a.m. to make sure that everybody can get around safely and unimpaired. at least those operating vehicles will be unimpaired and we'll help everybody else get to where they need to go. there is a fire works show at the embarcadaro and mission at midnight. and we
floor and i thought wow, i'm surprised i wasn't notified about this. i do get notices from the city and i read them and walk by the properties and have never been compelled to come here and speak to them about it because it was all reasonable. but in it case, it felt this doesn't really seem right to me. we weren't notified and from the things that i have heard tonight about the fire department issues i did not know that the vent was going by people's bedroom windows. no wonder they are alarmed. i would ask that you please reconsider this. i am not sure of the process, but this needs to be looked at. i love indian food. i love being able to walk to restaurants from my house, but we need to work together to come to solutions that work for everybody. thank you. >> ma'am, do you care to state your name for the record? >> i'm sorry, shirley johnson. >> thank you. is there any other public comment on this item? seeing none, we'll move into rebuttal, starting with the appellants. >> andrew zack, attorney for the appellant. i think it's pretty clear that the problem with this permit
and the department -- the city have approved the new adjustments to the gate. i am not sure what has to be done to make peace with this gate. i don't understand why people want junkies in the alley or people going to the bathroom in the alley or having sex in the alley. the solution seems to be to modify the gate to make everybody happy. i wish this came to a close. it's really frustrating, and i work very hard to keep this building clean. i mean it's 36 units. it's an old building and i have had to escort homeless people because the gate is opened during the day. people have gotten into the building and camped out in the pg&e room. it's a room that people used to have to go down to do their circuit breakers and now they are in their apartments. they have repeatedly kept croming back and now i finally put a lock on the door. but i mean, it's for the safety. it's for safety. i just want to see everyone get along with this, to tell you the truth. i don't understand it and i'm not singling anyone out and everybody has their opinion and i'm sorry that courtney is sick. i have my own issues and i'm
. but this past thanksgiving weekend we actually did pretty well. the city was busy but not too busy. and we did not have any major events which was nice. officer from central station is here he has a few things to go over that i will leave to him. and over all, central has actually been pretty quiet and southern has also been quiet with a few hiccups and the mission as this commission knows if you read the paper has been busy due to gang violence we have been working with the gang task force as well as the unit and the mission station to put a little bit more time and resource into the mission over all to head out some of the problems of the past. i think that over all, this is multiagency, and we are seeing traction there and i know that our tiny corner of that particular pie. we have been out there working it and it has been seeming to go well. and we are going to get a good response from the permitted venues out there and we will continue to do so. i will mention that we will be meeting along with the northern station, with venue owners, next week, polk street and that we will also with the
the city and wanted to get in and i would not let them in. i actually had to tell one of the officers to help me and stand there and disperse the crowd because they did not want to take no for an answer that they cannot answer the premises. >> did you have security? >> i was the only security person. >> you do understand that the extended hours permit requires security. >> that is a good question. >> it is not a question, it is a statement. >> extended requires security. >> commissioner if you look at my application you will see a proposal in there from a security agency that i had already communicated with three or four months ago trying to hire that before this issue took place. because i do recognize that we have to have security available at least from one... >> so, the officers who wrote up this report said that there were people inside and he said that numerous fights were breaking out in front of and inside the restaurant. >> there was no fights inside the restaurant. >> i see. >> i want to contact the officer, but i was there. standing outside, and i would not let anybody in.
't really understood sort of the totality of the space that we have, what we occupy, and where the city sees our self-going in the future with regards to space. the city's land issues and real estate issues are actually very complicated. sometimes we are the landowner, sometimes we're the tenants. sometimes we are actually the landowners and parcels outside the city to help provide easements for our water system among other things. so, it is very complicated with regards to real estate. and, so, what i thought we would do in this hearing is really to start off the conversation on real estate. so, what i've asked john updike to do in this presentation because there are so many different tangents we can go on real estate, is to really provide sort of an overview about what it is that we do have in our portfolio, who generally manages it, some of the things and strategies that real estate is working on at the moment and what it is that we might be able to expect going forward. and i would imagine from this conversation it may spark additional questions from the committee. it may spark additiona
incredible cities in the world. i would rather be around trees, than like flat land, you know what i am saying? >> the fact that it is separate places it gives a lot of space for the amount of people that is here. i really appreciate that. ♪ >> san francisco, what is not to love? >> a blessing with the space and a blessing being here and everyone else being here on public land and sharing this music and vibration together and we are grateful for the city and the park and rec for making it happen. >> we are keeping it cleaned by picking up, everything that we need help with, we can't do it without your help. >> it is amazing for san francisco and the music scene. this is a job creator and they hire over 3400 people. we bring in 50 to 60 restaurant and winerries. >> it is crazy. and it never stops. ♪ >> i only came to see stevie wonder. i just got a ticket. i am so excited. we are so blessed out right now. >> it is amazing, i came all the way from israel to meet the people and hang out and she was amazing. >> the environment, the people, everything. it is like everyone has so much ene
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